The driver’s bizarre explanation for the murder of an NJ man at the Apple Store

The driver of an SUV who drove through the window of an Apple store outside of Boston on Monday morning, killing a New Jersey man and injuring 16 others, told police his foot got stuck on the accelerator pedal.

Although the driver was found to have no obvious signs of impairment, he was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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The Toyota RAV 4 drove through the front of the store in the Derby Shops shopping district in Hingham, Massachusetts, killing Kevin Bradley, 65, of Wayne. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

RAV 4 driver Bradley Rein, 53, told police he was at the mall trying to get his glasses fixed a police report. According to the report, he was driving past a Barnes & Noble store as his RAV 4 accelerated

Rein told police that his “right foot got stuck on the accelerator pedal and accelerated his vehicle,” according to the report. He tried unsuccessfully to brake with his left foot to stop the SUV and instead fell through the front of the store.

The report does not reveal how Rein’s foot got stuck.

Bradley Rein is charged in Hingham District Court on 22/11/22

Bradley Rein charged in Hingham Circuit Court on 11/22/22 (Greg Derr/The Patriot Ledger via AP, Pool)

No impairment issues reported

Rein told police he did not consume alcohol or drugs Monday and ran a 0.00 on a breathalyzer test. He also agreed to a blood alcohol test at a hospital, according to the report.

He told police he had no medical problems that would result in impairment and had the vehicle regularly serviced.

During his arraignment, prosecutors said a witness estimated Rein was traveling at 60 miles per hour when he drove through the window.

Rein pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle negligent manslaughter by reckless operation and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. He posted $100,000 bail and was ordered not to drive or leave the state without court permission.

The police report said Bradley worked for GMS Construction and moved a barrier in front of the store with a colleague. Apple told Boston 25 News that Bradley was a “professional who was on site and assisted with recent construction at the store.”

A friend of Bradley’s said reporter Mike Sacccone that Bradley had a wife, children and grandchildren

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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